UK trade deal within a year of Brexit will be tight -UK PM Johnson
BIARRITZ, France, Aug 25 (Reuters) - It will be tight to
meet the United States' desire to do a post-Brexit trade deal
with Britain within a year, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson
said on Sunday.
Johnson, who took office last month, had his first bilateral
meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump earlier on Sunday at
the G7 meeting in France and the two discussed a range of issues
In interviews with British television media afterwards,
Johnson said the United States wanted to do a deal within a year
of Britain leaving the EU on Oct. 31.
"Years and years is an exaggeration, but to do it all within
a year is going to be tight," he told BBC TV.
Johnson also said the chances of Britain agreeing a Brexit
deal with the EU were improving but it would be "touch and go".
(Reporting by William James, Writing by Kylie MacLellan;
Editing by Toby Chopra)
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